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Croatia shipping market demand forecast to be affected by pessimistic economic outlook Croatia Shipping Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts remain somewhat pessimistic about the economic outlook for Croatia in 2014. Since the last quarterly shipping analysis, analysts have trimmed back their predicted GDP growth further, to only 0.4% (previously 0.6%), coming after an estimated contraction of 0.6% in 2013. The problem as analysts see it
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Croatia retail market to report increasing popularity in luxury goods in 2014 Croatia Retail Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Croatia´s retail sector holds promise for potential investors. The country´s unemployment rate is to fall dramatically over the forecast period (2014-2018), from 20% to 14%, with the percentage of households in the middle-income wage bracket of US$10,000+ to exceed 50%. However, economic growth continues to be sluggish,
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Croatia defence market totalled US$919Mn in 2010 Croatia Defence and Security Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Despite the current financial challenges faced by the country, Croatia is broadly continuing on a path of military modernisation. In 2010 Croatia was spending US$919mn annually on defence. This figure fell to an estimated US$860mn in 2013, and we are forecasting a further fall to US$833mn
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Colombia computer hardware sales forecast to total US$1.8Mn in 2014 Colombia Consumer Electronics Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Domestic demand remains strong in Colombia and will continue to support growth in consumer electronics spending over the coming quarters. The burgeoning middle class and private sector credit growth will stimulate household consumption, and as incomes rise an increasing share of spending will go on consumer
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China ethane production could become low-cost as shale-gas resources are developed China Petrochemicals Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The Chinese petrochemicals industry is set for solid growth in output, but this will be constrained by a slower pace of domestic demand for goods. Analysts predict exports will take the lead, although some segments will continue to suffer over-capacity and downstream operations are set to see
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Chile shipping market forecast to report strong investment over the next few years Chile Shipping Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Considerable investment in the expansion of Chile´s ports confirms our positive outlook for its ports infrastructure and the wider construction industry. We also maintain our positive outlook for Chile´s construction industry on the back of an investor-friendly business environment, political stability, and a strong pipeline of projects.
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Chile pharmaceuticals market forecast to be valued at US$3.4Bn in 2014 Chile Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com New legislation encouraging generic drug use is an important step in bringing high quality medicines to the Chilean market and eventually improving access to medicines in the country. The tightened bioequivalent regulations will boost genuine medicine sales and force similares out of the market. However,
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Camlab challenges customers to think differently Leading laboratory equipment supplier Camlab is proactively helping its customers to improve their workflows by looking at the laboratory environment in a refreshing new way. This innovative approach was ably demonstrated on the Company’s stand at the Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) 2014 conference and exhibition, where visitors could experience a roller coaster ride with Oculus Rift virtual
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MRCP(UK) qualifications provide gateway to international medicine Membership of the Royal College of Physicians provides internationally-recognised qualifications that can help individuals to achieve their professional goals at home and abroad. Dr Bina Nasim, a specialist registrar in internal medicine at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, explained her reasons for studying internationally: “I first heard about the MRCP(UK) examinations during my internship at the Aga Khan University Hospital
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Central America construction market presents a range of small scale opportunities in 2014 Central America Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts see high risks, small scale and limited growth opportunities across the region as a whole. A crucial factor underpinning our forecasts for infrastructure investments in future years is political risk. On the one hand there is Panama and Costa Rica, while on the other, characterised
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Canada gas production abundance highlights strong export potential over the next few years Canada Oil and Gas Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Increasingly challenging economics could slow the growth of oil-sands driven production, although we note that liquids-rich shales could be the new engine of liquid output growth. Exploration in the country´s offshore acreage and unconventional resources could unearth more oil and gas reserves to support the
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Canada automotive and parts market forecast to increase by 2.7% during 2014 Canada Autos Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Despite concerns that early signs of a slowdown in the Canadian housing market provided a risk to growth in light truck sales, the segment carried total light vehicle sales to another year of positive growth in 2013 with the segment´s sales up 6.9%. This contributed to growth
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Bulgaria construction market declined by 2.8% in 2013 Bulgaria Infrastructure Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysts estimate that the construction industry in Bulgaria registered real growth of -2.8% in 2013 - aligning with official data published for the first nine months of the year. The recession in construction industry, which started in 2009 and saw the sector register a contraction of 17.9%
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Bulgaria food consumption forecast to increase by 1.8% CAGR during 2014 to 2018 Bulgaria Food and Drink Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Among the positive indicators, retail sales growth reached 4.4% and 4.9% y-o-y in July and August 2013 respectively. This follows a sustained improvement in consumer confidence readings, which have remained in a general uptrend since late 2012, despite social and political unrest. However, confidence surveys
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Easy PCR set-up with Tecan’s TouchTools™ PCR Wizard Researchers at the National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, ISPRA) in Italy have been testing the TouchTools™ PCR Wizard with the Freedom EVO® PCR workstation to simplify complex genetics workflows. Researchers at the National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, ISPRA)
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Brazil real estate market driven out of a slump by last minute World Cup preparations and Brazil Real Estate Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Brazil presents an extremely favourable picture, with the hosting of major sporting events in 2014 and 2016 prompting the construction of suitable infrastructure. However, there have been reports that only a fraction of the available budget has been used and that numerous projects are running behind
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Brazil pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$26.2Bn in 2014 Brazil Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com The Brazilian pharmaceutical market remains the most attractive to multinational pharmaceutical companies in Latin America. The expansion of healthcare coverage, driven by local authorities, presents significant revenue-generating opportunities for drugmakers and healthcare service providers. However, given the Brazilian government´s protectionist measures in the pharmaceutical sector,
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Belarus pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$1.08Mn by the end of 2014 Belarus Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Pharmaceutical sales in Belarus are poised to recover as the fallout from the breaking of the potash joint venture Uralkai-Belaruskali subsides, and the risk of currency devaluation temporarily relents. However, Belarus must now contend with the consequences of Ukrainian instability and the impact of this on
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Finland pharmaceuticals market forecast to total US$22.78Bn in 2014 Finland Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Pharmaceutical companies operating in Finland will continue to be targets of cost-containment policies and experience more price erosions and generic competition. However, the country will remain attractive to multinational drugmakers due to its excellent regulatory environment, ageing population and preference for patented medicines. Headline Expenditure Projections Pharmaceuticals:
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East Africa mobile penetration rose to 41% by the end of 2013 East Africa Telecommunications Report Q2 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com Analysis of market data provided by telecoms regulators and network operators show slightly slower subscriptions growth across the six countries in 2013 compared to 2012. ARPUs continued to drop in countries with competitive markets and are now firmly in low single digits, a situation affecting operators´
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